Science Across Borders - Great Decisions

Science Across Borders - Great Decisions

Thursday 11.14.2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Granite Library
3331 South 500 East
South Salt Lake City, UT 84106


Welcome to the final conversation of our Global Conversations Series: Looking at World Affairs Through A Humanities Lens.

Using the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions topics, this six-part discussion series explores how the intersectionality of global issues and humanities can lead to a more empathetic community. In each global affairs conversation, we will answer the following three questions: 

  1. What role does the humanities play in fostering empathy with this week's topic?
  2. What is your personal experience with the topic?
  3. How might the topic impact individuals in our local community? 

Tonight, we will be discussing Science Across Borders. 

Scientific advances benefit from collaboration between researchers, but what happens when material, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) is controversial and important to a nation’s national security? Is there a middle ground between sharing information and denying access? How can we regulate cooperation?

To prepare for this conversation, read the following:

Download the Glossary

Solar Radiation Modification: A Risk-Risk Analysis

Reflecting Sunlight Recommendations for Solar Geoengineering Research and Research Governance

Geoengineering: A humanitarian concern

One Atmosphere: An Independent Expert Review on Solar Radiation Modification Research and Deployment

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) convened a multidisciplinary expert panel to undertake a rapid review of the state of scientific research on Solar Radiation Modification (SRM)

Impact of new technologies for climate protection on the enjoyment of human rights

At its forty-eighth session (13 September-11 October 2021), the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 48/14, in which it requested the Advisory Committee to conduct a study and to prepare a report, in close cooperation with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change, on the impact of new technologies for climate protection on the enjoyment of human rights, and to submit the report to the Council at its fifty-fourth session (September 2023).

Congressionally-Mandated Report on Solar Radiation Modification

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is releasing a report in response to a Congressional mandate in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022 related to solar radiation modification, also known as solar geoengineering. The report, which was developed in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other key federal agencies, identifies critical knowledge gaps and scopes potential research areas that could improve understanding of risks and benefits posed by solar radiation modification.

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This program has received funding from Utah Humanities (UH).

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The UH mission is to strengthen Utah communities by cultivating connections, deepening understanding, and exploring our complex human experience.

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Event Information

Event Date Nov 14, 2024 7:00 pm
Event End Date Nov 14, 2024 8:30 pm
Individual Price Free & open to the public
Location Granite Library - 3331 South 500 East South Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Categories Great Decisions